Company's Coming Make -Ahead Potatoes

"When you're having guests, you can pop this in the oven, bake,then keep warm for when you're ready to eat. It allows you more time for the rest of the meal."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Cover potatoes with water in lg pot.
  • Cook until tender.
  • Drain and mash.
  • Add sour cream, cream cheese, and 3 T butter; mix well, add salt.
  • Spoon into 11x7 baking dish.
  • Melt 1 T butter; drizzle over potatoes.
  • Bake, covered, at 350* for 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake 10 minutes more.

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  1. Sorry, but we didn't find anything out of the ordinary with these potatoes. They just seemed like regular mashed potatoes to us. Why bother baking? I don't think I would make these again. I thot they would be something different.
  2. I've made these and they are good.I put them in the crockpot and they stay good for hours.
  3. I made these for my Christmas Eve dinner and my husband kept saying how much he loved the taste that they had. I used the potatoes with the skins and 4 ounces cream cheese. Thanks!
  4. I make this recipe all the time but I add onion salt instead of salt. My family loves them.
  5. I always make this potatoe dish for Christmas dinner. Found it tastes even better if made a day or two ahead. Just heat it up.


  1. I make this recipe all the time but I add onion salt instead of salt. My family loves them.


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
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